Hollywood cartoon legend Joseph Barbera, who made generations of people laugh, has died at the age of 95. He was one half of an award-winning team behind some of the world’s best-loved animated characters. His colleague William Hanna died five years ago. The pair formed Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1957. Hanna directed and Barbera sketched memorable figures recognized by children the world over.
Among his most popular creations are cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerrry, prehistoric favourites the Flintstones and Scooby Doo, the Great Dane who led a group of teenage ghost-hunters. With many more classic cartoon characters to his credit, Joseph Barbera’s work is set to live on – loved by the young and the young at heart.